The state-level attack on the SSL CA security model

Akyol, Bora A bora at pnl.gov
Fri Mar 25 10:36:12 CDT 2011


What other choice does the public have? By locking them into the current trust model (for good or bad), the community has created this mess.

Is it far fetched to supplement the existing system with a reputation based model such as PGP? I apologize if this was discussed before.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dobbins, Roland [mailto:rdobbins at arbor.net] 
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:28 AM
To: nanog group
Subject: Re: The state-level attack on the SSL CA security model

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Unfortunately, the general public neither know, understand, or care about such things.  They happily click 'I Understand the Risks' or whatever the button says in their browsers of choice to accept self-signed certificates all the time.

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